There is a Giveaway over at www.Jesulalaine.com. to celebrate the ‘birth’ of their new domain. It’s called ” From Thailand with Love Giveaway” . They will be giving away a Thai Decorative Letter Holder to two winners. (Mailing charges will be on them, wherever you are.)
As part of the encouragement challenge, I want to see if I can win it as a gift for my fiance to let him know how much I appreciate him. Today’s Challenge made me sit back and think; have I been taking him for granted? i think I have. A bit.
I have a really wonderful man who loves the Lord and has been an encouragement to me in every way. It is my desire to be the same to him.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…” 2Pet. 3:18a
Sometimes we live so close to our spouse that we fail to see him as others do; we only see our husband’s faults. But take a step back. Perhaps he is growing spiritually in ways you have failed to appreciate. How can you encourage his growth in a fresh, new way?
Remember – your husband is accountable to God for his spiritual development. You are accountable to God to encourage and not hinder that growth.
Can you identify an area of spiritual strength in your husband? Does he pray or read his Bible regularly? Does he like to read about or discuss spiritual matters? Does he go to church with you? Is he a spiritual leader? What do others say about him? If you can identify a specific area, praise him for that.
If not, pray earnestly that God will work in his heart, and watch for signs of spiritual growth in the future.
By Nancy Leigh DeMoss
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